May 26, 2019

VA Health Care Could Merge with DoD’s

VA Health

Parts of the VA health care system are being considered for merging into the DoD health care system, potentially impacting 19 million military personnel, retirees, dependents, and vets.

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Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight, Feb. 5, is expected to call for an end to America’s ongoing wars overseas, building on his recent comments suggesting troop drawdowns in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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Navy’s First Female Jet Pilot Dies

Female Jet Pilot

The US Navy’s first female jet pilot, Rosemary Mariner, died last week. She was 65.

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Question of Bias Disrupts Fitz’s CO Court-Martial

charges dropped

The judge in the court-martial against the Fitzgerald’s former CO ruled the admiral who brought charges failed to remain neutral. Seven sailors drowned in the June 27, 2017, Fitzgerald accident.

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Navy Getting Out of Missile Defense

missile defense

The US Navy has long wanted out of the missile defense business. Plans for a space-based sensor layer could let that happen.

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Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

The deal reached to reopen the federal government gives President Donald Trump and Congress until Feb. 15 to reach a new deal to prevent another partial shutdown.

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Brown Named Vice Chair of House Armed Services

US Rep. Anthony Brown, Maryland’s former lieutenant governor who now represents the state’s 4th congressional district, has been named vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

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St. Mary’s Airport Meeting Rescheduled

St. Mary's Airport

The St. Mary’s Airport Rules special meeting, postponed from Jan. 14, is rescheduled during the Airport Advisory Board’s regular January meeting, Jan. 28 at 6 pm at the Airport Terminal Building, Hollywood, MD.

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Naval Academy Falling Apart

naval academy

A Naval Audit Service’s report says the US Naval Academy had decaying walls, plumbing issues, and condemned offices and balconies, determining the college’s infrastructure has degraded to the point of threatening its ability to train midshipmen.

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Expect a ‘Leaner, Agile’ Resurrected 2nd Fleet

2nd Fleet

The resurrected 2nd Fleet will become operational by early next year. The fleet will oversee the training of Navy forces on the East Coast. Expect the fleet to be “leaner, agile, and more expeditionary” than it was when deactivated in 2011.

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